Early or late planting

SSS

With SSS you can plant, grow and graze multiple times then cut for hay or silage and repeat.

 

Pioneer® brand hybrid Super Sweet Sudan (SSS) is quick to graze and sustains multiple and intensive grazing. SSS produces high quality hay and round bale silage suitable for sheep and cattle.

Adaptable for early or late planting.

SSS has been developed in Australia for local conditions. It is the only true super sweet sudan-by-sudan hybrid forage on the market in Australia. Since 2012 this unique product has proven that it has wide area adaptability and flexibility due to the highly palatable sweet stems and excellent leaf mass at all stages of maturity.

These features give you grazing and haymaking flexibility that other summer forages will struggle to match. Studies have shown that sudan-type forages pose a lower risk of prussic acid toxicity to livestock than sorghum or sorghum-cross type forages giving even more flexibility to your grazing or haymaking operations.

 

RECOMMENDED PLANTING RATE

Marginal dryland: 2-5kg/ha

Favourable dryland: 6-12 kg/ha

Irrigation: 12-16 kg/ha

VIDEO: Cutting SSS

SSS

SSS

KEY FEATURES

  • Grow more with less – High quality, smaller seed means you plant more hectares with less kilograms
  • Wide area adaption
  • Very fast growth and regrowth
  • Prolific tillering habit
  • Superfine stems
  • Super sweet and leafy
  • Super high-quality hay
  • Highly palatable at all stages of maturity and growth
  • Suited for dryland situations and intensive irrigation

TRAIT RATINGS

Early Seedling Vigour

8

Beef Grazing

9

Dairy Grazing

9

Sheep Grazing

9

Hay Making

9

Fast Feed

9

Late Summer Carry Over Feed

7

Pit Silage

5

Round Bale Silage

9

RATING: 1 = poor 9 = excellent

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With SSS requiring soil temperatures at planting of 15°C and rising, it is an excellent early plant option. Quick early growth means fast to graze and fast regrowth will provide multiple sweet fine-stemmed tillers.

SSS has the ability to maintain multiple grazings for sheep and cattle while also providing the opportunity to make high quality hay. For best weight gains SSS should be initially grazed at 50-80 cm tall. Either stock with high animal numbers or strip-graze the paddock for best results. Unlike many other summer forages, if you do find yourself in the position where a field is going to head due to an unforeseen delay in grazing, the SSS is usually still very palatable due to the super sweet fine stems.

 

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